Dear God, The politicians where I live were voting to begin the process of banning “conversion therapy” today. (It isn’t really therapy – it increases distress and diminishes and destroys, so kind of the opposite of therapy really) We have had to hear all kinds of nonsense, purportedly on your behalf, as if you are… Read More
Scotland prides itself in being and open and welcoming country. Whilst other parts of the UK have been reticent in their welcome of others arriving as refugees, Scotland has been welcoming. One of the groups that best represents this is RefuWeeGee, a Glasgow based charity that supports asylum seekers and refuges in and around the… Read More
At night, Welcoming God, when I can’t sleep, is that you? Are you waking me up so I can pray for someone, with more attention than in the daytime? Should I be examining a flaw I have rushed past during the day, as I answer email and go to meetings? Is it time to set… Read More
How are you holding up through the bread weeks of year B? Whether you’re in need of a little sustenance for yet another John 6 week, or something a little different, here are a few pieces for worship you are welcome to use, adapt, or simply be inspired by. If you use them, please credit… Read More
we looked for you
and could not find you.
We did not see where you went.
Our faith disappeared … Read More
I breathe, Dropping my shoulders down and relaxing my jaw. I breathe, Rolling my head from side to side and shaking out my joints. I breathe, Tightening and releasing muscles. I breathe, Acknowledging my thoughts and feelings and remembering they don’t define me. I breathe, Leaning back to find support in your everlasting arms. Amen. … Read More
What’s the Good News this week, preacher friends? Where are you finding abundance in the first Sunday of August? The crowd following Jesus is hoping for a few leftovers (remember those twelve baskets of abundance the disciples gathered after Jesus multiplied loaves and fish?), but Jesus has other ideas. In fact, all of the RCL… Read More
Have you been caught up in the race for Gold, Silver and Bronze at the Olympics-a little distracted this week by the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat? Are you in the U.S. watching hearings that are like tearing the scabs off of barely healing wounds from last January 6th? Our texts this… Read More
God of our bodies, and minds, and souls: We often don’t know when to stop. We often push when our bodies say slow and our minds are hurting. In all of this, you hope for our wellness. You call for us to proper rest and care. May we honor our mental health in our work… Read More
Three passages invite us to reflect on our “believing.” What inspires belief? What challenges it? What proves it? What disproves it? What, for us, makes it hard to believe the worst of truth or the best of it? What is hard for you to believe about the gospel? If any of those questions caught your… Read More